Samsung HDD cover screw torque

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Samsung HDD cover screw torque

Postposted on Sun Jan 01, 2012 9:22 pm

I have a Samsung SATA HD501LJ HDD that I had to replace the heads. I need the torque setting for the head arm screw and the cover screws. Can anyone help with this? I have contacted Samsung and they just outsorced all their HDD's to Seagate and neither say they have the toque specifications.
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Re: Samsung HDD cover screw torque

Postposted on Sun Jan 01, 2012 9:39 pm

I don't know the answer to your question, but I do have a few comments:

1. Bravo, that took some serious balls (or you're really desperate to recover data from the drive)!

2. I hope you did that in a Class 100 (or better) clean room, or the drive probably isn't going to work for very long (assuming it works at all).

3. I'm not sure how the track-following servos on modern drives work, but I'm pretty sure that in the past replacing the head stack like that simply wouldn't work, because of slight differences in alignment between the heads in the stack (all of the heads were positioned based on the servo data from one of the heads). I *think* on a modern drive each recording surface has its own servo data (which would render this issue moot), but I am not certain of this.
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